Children of Vertigo

A celebration of Hitchcock's Vertigo and its lasting impression upon cinema.

Children of Vertigo

March 18 - April 7, 2020

Join us for a four-film series and class celebrating the cinematic primacy of Vertigo, featuring three films directly influenced by the film, the original 1958 Hitchcock masterpiece, and culminating in a Cinema DNA class taught by Robert C. Cumbow on April 7 at our SIFF Film Center.  

Mulholland Drive
March 18 | SIFF Film Center

Phoenix
March 24 | SIFF Film Center

Obsession
March 31 | SIFF Film Center

Vertigo (4k restoration)
April 4 | SIFF Cinema Uptown

Cinema DNA Class: Children of Vertigo
April 7 | SIFF Film Center

Children of Vertigo: Mulholland Drive

USA | 2001 | 147 minutes | David Lynch

March 18, 2020

SIFF Film Center

Naomi Watts delivers her star turn in David Lynch’s noir-infected tale of an optimistic actress who arrives in Tinseltown with big dreams and instead discovers a world of mystery.

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Children of Vertigo: Phoenix

Germany | 2014 | 98 minutes | Christian Petzold

March 24, 2020

SIFF Film Center

Nina Hoss stars in Christian Petzold’s (Transit) spellbinding mystery of identity, illusion, and deception that unfolds against the turmoil of post-World War II Germany.

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Children of Vertigo: Obsession

USA | 1976 | 98 minutes | Brian De Palma

March 31, 2020

SIFF Film Center

Written by Taxi Driver scribe Paul Schrader (First Reformed) and scored by Hitchcock collaborator Bernard Herrmann (Psycho, Vertigo), Brian De Palma’s 1976 thriller about a man haunted by a kidnapping gone wrong is a potent and provoking love letter to Hitchcock’s Vertigo.

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Children of Vertigo: Vertigo

USA | 1958 | 128 minutes | Alfred Hitchcock

April 4, 2020

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Named the greatest film of all time by Sight and Sound’s critics poll, Alfred Hitchcock’s densely packed psychological thriller concerns a cop (James Stewart) suffering from vertigo whose encounters with a woman (Kim Novak) produces an unseemly obsession in him.

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